Every week, Alt Scribe will be recommending you an artist to listen to. They may be big, small, old or new. The only thing that’s certain is that they’re great, or at least that’s what we think anyway.
Our inaugural ‘Artist Of The Week’ is Dawes, an indie rock band from Los Angeles with a country twang and plenty of heart. Their third album ‘Stories Don’t End’ was finally released in the UK this week after months of international fans begrudgingly listening via YouTube and forking out for imported copies.
The lyrics of Dawes are a key draw. ‘Stories Don’t End‘ contains some of lead vocalist Taylor Goldsmith’s best wordplay yet in ‘Something In Common’ and ‘Someone Will’. There’s also a fair amount of Americana melancholy in ‘Just My Luck’ and ‘Just Beneath The Surface’. However, there’s also light relief from the upbeat yet still smart ‘Most People’ and ‘From The Right Angle’, and a tongue-in-cheek cover of Blake Mills’ ‘Hey Lover’. Sonically, it’s great too. In short, Dawes offer ‘A Little Bit Of Everything’. If they’re not part of your music collection already, they should be.